His Girl Friday is a 1940 American comedy film directed by Howard Hawks starring Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell and Ralph Bellamy. Walter Burns (Cary Grant) is a newspaper editor who learns his ex-wife is about to marry a bland insurance man and settle down to a quiet life. Walter determines to sabotage these plans and uses every trick in the book to keep his ex-wife from remarrying.
This movie is public domain. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His_Girl_Friday http://www.archive.org/details/his_girl_friday
This upload is better quality than the movie already posted on Internet Archive.
His Girl Friday is one of the most famous films in the public domain—but with an interesting loophole. The play on which the film is based, 1928’s The Front Page, was copyrighted and renewed, which means it’s still protected and therefore so is any work directly based on it. This makes His Girl Friday practically unusable in terms of free exhibition, because you’d need permission from the copyright owners of The Front Page, even though the film is, technically, public domain. https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/92931/11-classic-films-public-domain
May 6, 2020 Subject:
For french viewers
July 2, 2018 Subject:
This movies is amazing
I love this movie. It's crazy funny and the actors are brilliant, carrying with them a lot of super fast dialogue weight. It's very witty, with Cary Grant doing his very best and the genius of Rosalind Russell just working her magic.
The remake with Walter Matthau and Jack Lemon, although geniuses of their own didn't hold as well just because the chemistry between Grant and Russell is so awesome.
May 27, 2013 Subject:
Not too shabby of a film
I found this movie not too shabby. The plot is ridiculous (intentionally in a screwball comedy type way) but the dialog is very witty, much more so than today's films. If English isn't your first language this film might be hard to watch as all the dialog is extremely fast. I guess it might just have been the style back during that time. The picture quality is good for a black and white film and its immediately apparently how much sharper everyone is dressed compared to modern times. Overall this film still holds up with the times for what it is.
March 10, 2013 Subject:
His Girl Friday